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2018 Town Budget Passes

By John T. Ryan November 15, 2017 – The Peru Town Board unanimously approved the town’s 2018 budget at tonight’s Special meeting. The budget did not include the resolution proposed by Supervisor-elect Brandy McDonald at the board’s November 13th meeting. That resolution would have lowered the supervisor’s salary by $3,690 and raised the deputy supervisor’s […]

Supervisor-elect McDonald Proposes Major Changes in Town Hall Coverage

By John T. Ryan Peru – Based on Supervisor-elect Brandy McDonald’s statements at the Monday, November 13, 2017 town board meeting, Peru residents will not find McDonald at his town hall desk until about 4 p.m. most weekdays. McDonald said that he completes his full-time job daily at 3:30 p.m. and will report to the […]

A look at the impact of GE’s new vision on Schenectady, region – Times Union

Source: A look at the impact of GE’s new vision on Schenectady, region – Times Union

GE planning $1 billion in cuts at Schenectady-based unit – Times Union

Source: GE planning $1 billion in cuts at Schenectady-based unit – Times Union

PAFB Will Never be Forgotten

Click here to view a Mountain Lake ETV Program on the history of Plattsburgh Air Force Base

A Fun Place to Be

L-R Linda Baker (Owner), Crystal O’Jida-Blair and Cheryl Rock The New Impressions staff is #22 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  Linda Baker opened her business at 6 Mason St. in Peru’s former post office building in 2003. She describes New Impressions as a family […]

Peru Gazette’s First Community Video

Click here to view a 31 minute video of today’s VFW Post 309 Veteran’s Day Service. 

VFW Post 309 Honors Veterans and an Educator

By John T. Ryan Peru – The largest crowd in recent memory attended today’s Veterans Day Service at Peru VFW Post 309. Post Commander Bill Lefebvre was the Master of Ceremonies. Cadets from the James P. O’Connor Composite Squad, Civil Air Patrol posted the Colors. Rev. Alan Shnob, Pastor of St. Augustine’s led the opening […]

Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Source: Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Plattsburgh convenes public safety council – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: City convenes public safety council – Sun Community News & Printing

Watertown Daily Times | North country’s Amish population continues to grow

Source: Watertown Daily Times | North country’s Amish population continues to grow

How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

Source: How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

You’re Invited to Stop By

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru residents can’t help but be aware of Valehaven Home for Adults. It’s on Main Street at the center of our community. How many of us have ever entered its front doors to find out what’s going on? Owner Jim Kane and administrator Lindsey Ashline want local residents to […]

Peru Voters Shoot Down Constitutional Convention 6.5 to 1

Here are the Town of Peru 2017 election results for the proposals on the back of the ballot. Proposal #1 for a Constitutional Convention: 1,319 No, 208 Yes Proposal #2 allowing the complete or partial loss of a public officer’s person if he or she is convicted of a certain type of felony. 1,169 Yes, […]

McDonald, Douglass and Irwin Win

Here are the 2017 Town of Peru Election results for the contested races, not including any absentee ballots. Town Supervisor: Brandy McDonald 819 Votes James Langley 726 Votes Town Council (The top two vote getters win) James Douglass 1053 Votes Melvin Irwin 968 Votes Marque Moffett 768 Votes

Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Peru Central School Announces Prekindergarten Grant Award

In an effort to support early learning within the community, Peru Central School District has been awarded a grant from the New York State Education Department to support a prekindergarten program. The Peru Central School District was recently awarded a grant that will allow our district to create a program for forty (40) Prekindergarten students.  […]

Please Make Time to Cast Your Ballot Tuesday – It’s a Right and a Responsibility

By John T. Ryan On Tuesday, November 7th Peru voters will have the opportunity to chose their town leaders for the next four years. This is a so-called off-year election: nevertheless, it’s a very important election. The voters’ choices may determine the future of Peru.  PERU Sample Ballot The proposals for a Constitutional Convention and […]

Town Supervisor Candidates Respond to a Follow-Up Question

By John T. Ryan Peru – A few weeks ago the Peru Gazette asked the candidates for town council and town supervisor to respond to several questions. They all responded and we thank them for their willingness to inform voters. In light of Letters to the Editor published in the Press Republican and rumors circulating […]

Babbie Museum – A Hands-On Successful Experience

By John T. Ryan Peru – Babbie Museum Volunteer Carol Rock presented an uplifting museum report to the Peru Town Board at its October 23rd meeting. Over the museum’s 83 days of operation in 2017 it entertained about 2,000 visitors. It enjoys the support from almost 50 local sponsors/donors and visitors give the museum 4.8 […]

27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Source: 27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Watertown Daily Times | Watertown man awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam War (VIDEO)

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Watertown man awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam War (VIDEO)

Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life

Source: Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life Absolutely wonderful Adirondack Life story about the Jamaican apple pickers at Forrence Orchards. Another story appeared a few weeks ago in the New York Times. This story has additional information. It’s enjoyable to read.

Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Source: Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Source: Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Watertown Daily Times | Registered domain names suggest future Stefanik Senate, presidential bids

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Registered domain names suggest future Stefanik Senate, presidential bids

Peru craft show will benefit memorial scholarship program – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Peru craft show will benefit memorial scholarship program – Sun Community News & Printing

In a milestone, SUNY Poly’s first factory is now open

Source: In a milestone, SUNY Poly’s first factory is now open And it’s in Plattsburgh! 

Discovering His Family’s Deep Roots

By John T. Ryan Peru High School junior Alex Lawliss recently accompanied his grandfather John “Jack” Lawliss to the St. Alexander’s Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville where he learned about his family’s deep North Country roots. Alex visited the graves of four ancestors: his great-great-great-great grandfather, great-great-great grandfather, great-great grandfather and great grandfather. Alex said, “I […]

Kanoza takes reins at Clinton County Health | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Kanoza takes reins at Clinton County Health | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Town Supervisor Candidate Brandy McDonald Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. My participation in our community started when I became a volunteer member on the Peru Town Youth Committee which I held for 6 years. I also volunteered for 8 years, as a coach for several of our […]

Town Supervisor Candidate Jim Langley Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. Mount Assumption Institute (MAI) Graduate, College Canton ATC Degree in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate.  Insurance Agent since 1980, owner of Langley Insurance in Peru since 1990 to present. Former Peru Planning Board Member and Chairman, Clinton County […]

11th Annual Walk of Faith

Opening Ceremonies and the beginning of today’s 11th Annual Walk of Faith. Members of the Peru Community and St. Augustine’s Church communities joined together in a spirt of fellowship to support the North Country Mission of Hope, The Jamaica Project and the Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. It was windy, but the temperature was is […]

Best of Luck Bob, Jim and Melvin

By John T. Ryan It was a day of mixed emotions today at Irwin’s Maplegrand Farms as the farm’s outstanding 170 cattle were auctioned. Trucks and trailers with license plates reading New York, Vermont, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Quebec parked in the nearby field. Click here for more Peru Gazette auction photos.  Click here for […]

DiNapoli: State needs $27B to fix local bridges – Times Union

Source: DiNapoli: State needs $27B to fix local bridges – Times Union

Luck Bros. litigation calls for halt of airport project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Luck Bros. litigation calls for halt of airport project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Education tech showcased at IAM – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Education tech showcased at IAM – Sun Community News & Printing

Jointa Lime asphalt plant opens in Plattsburgh – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Jointa Lime asphalt plant opens in Plattsburgh – Sun Community News & Printing

Major Upgrade to a Peru Elementary School Playground

By John T. Ryan Peru – If you’ve driven by the Peru Elementary Schol playground on the sweeping Route 22B curve this week, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the many, many children enjoying the new, very large, playground apparatus. The Peru Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) and the school district are responsible for purchasing the improved equipment. PTO […]

Mausoleum repairs finally underway in Clinton County | NCPR News

Source: Mausoleum repairs finally underway in Clinton County | NCPR News

Welcoming People in the Center of Our Community

By John T. Ryan The Peru Community Church’s Pastor Rev. Peggi Eller and Office Manager/Bookkeeper Amanda Corse are #18 in our Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Each day you’ll find them offering a warm welcome to people at the Fellowship Center. The Peru Community Church is affiliated […]

Melvin Irwin Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Jim Douglass Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Marquet Moffett Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for the Town Board candidates.  Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. I earned a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from UVM and have been teaching chemistry at Saint Michael’s College for nine years. I organize […]

Congratulations to the Latest Hall of Fame Members

Honorees at last night’s PCS Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet. Ft. Row L-R Lynn Ezero Dwinell, Alison Spear, Back Row L-R Harry Duprey, Mike Oertel, Mike Rock. Thanks to Gary Edwards for the photo. Click here to read a previous story on their accomplishments. 

Rescuer: Dog-bite Victim is the Real Hero

Click here to read story on the lady who saved Mrs. Timmons when she was attacked. 

CCC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is open for business | NCPR News

Source: CCC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is open for business | NCPR News

The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York – NYTimes.com

Story about the Jamaicans at Forrence Orchards   Source: The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York – NYTimes.com

Peru Central School District Selects New Superintendent

The Peru Central School District Board of Education has selected Mr. Thomas Palmer as its new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Palmer will start his new position on Jan. 1, 2018. Mr. Palmer is currently the Superintendent of Schools in the Tri-Valley CSD in Grahamsville, NY, and has been in that position since 2008. He is […]

Sullivan Co. man tapped as new Peru School super | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Sullivan Co. man tapped as new Peru School super | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Mission of Hope Opens Peru Warehouse

Click here for a TV5 News Report 

Superintendent Appointment on Special Meeting Agenda

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 5th at 7:15 AM in the District’s Community Room, located in the Jr/Sr High School at 17 School Street. The anticipated topic is discussion of the appointment of a Superintendent of Schools. No other school board or school district business […]

The End of One Era and the Beginning of Another

By John T. Ryan Peru – October 14, 2017 will be a day of significant change for Bob, Jim and Melvin Irwin owners of Maplegrand Farm at 139 Jarvis Road. An auctioneer will sell the farm’s 170 cattle. A few days later when all the cattle are gone, the brothers will still be farmers, but […]

Timeline Photos of the Jarvis Rd. Bridge Construction From June 12 and September 12

Honor Flight #21 is in Progress

By John T. Ryan Sept. 30th Plattsburgh – A huge crowd was present early this morning at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center to wish 16 North Country Veterans well as they departed on the 21st North Country Honor Fight to Washington D.C. 314 vets have flown on the 21 flights. Today’s veterans in order of introduction: […]

Very Caring People Bring Joy to a Deserving Peru, NY Veteran

By John T. Ryan   Peru – Tears are shed at every U.S. Oval Honor Flight Ceremony, but tears were also shed on Bruce Drive in Peru today. Health challenges prevented Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Jack Harrsch from participating in today’s Honor Flight, but the Honor Flight came to him. Jack’s stepchildren Lloyd […]

Clinton County GOP sees leadership change – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Clinton County GOP sees leadership change – Sun Community News & Printing

Clinton Co. gives OK to para-transit change | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Clinton Co. gives OK to para-transit change | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Highlights of the September 25, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan After a brief discussion the board decided to look into implementing a complete smoking ban on town property. Supervisor Glushko commented, “I think it’s a good idea especially with all the kids in our community. They need a good example.” Councilman Brandy McDonald commented, “Vaping is getting worse.” A Champlain Valley […]

Peru woman in ICU after dog attack – Sun Community News & Printing

Yesterday Peru Town Justice James Kirby adjourned court action against Michael James until October 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. Citing the fact that people had shared information with him Judge Kirby said Judge Larry Cabana would be hearing the case. Source: Peru woman in ICU after dog attack – Sun Community News & Printing

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